Bluebeam Revu has helped many AEC professionals project a professional business image on PDFs. Adding markups can be a bit tricky especially when it comes to text. Bluebeam Revu’s Text Box, Callout and Cloud+ Markups all use a text box that you can drag out to size. If you have a line width greater than zero set in the properties you’ll often have a box larger than the text you’ve typed (see left image above). This appears a bit messy and is easy and quick to fix. Here’s how you can have Bluebeam Revu auto size markups for you.
Using the new Revu 2016 shortcut Alt-Z, Revu will tidy them up by resizing them to fit tightly around the text. Rather than applying Auto-Size Text Box Alt+Z on each markup as you place them, just use Ctl+A to select them all and then Alt-Z to tidy them up all at once (as shown in the right image above).
When you want your text to automatically auto size, based upon the size of the text box you drag out, Revu has a setting for that too. In the textbox, callout and cloud+ markups properties tab, there’s a check box option next to the font (found under the appearance section) that will auto size fonts. This works great for those of us with bifocals, but if you aren’t careful, this may still leave you with text boxes that are longer than they need to be.
Using the auto font size in your markups and applying the auto size text box will cleanup all your text markups for that crisp, professional image in your construction, architecture and engineering firm’s PDF documents. This is perfect for redlining, collaborating in Studio Sessions and improving your communications with your team. That’s it. Two Bluebeam Revu Tips in one post. Now go get ’em Bluebeamers!
You may also be interested in these other Bluebeam Revu Tips:
Take a Photo and Mark It Up
Why is My Markup Text Sideways in Bluebeam Revu?
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